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Notifications are sent to everyone who is involved with a course including instructors, teaching assistants, and students. Both instructors and students can choose their notification settings. As a student, you can update your notification settings for your e-mail and for the Blackboard Dashboard.

Step-by-step guide

Edit Notifications Through My Places

  1. Login to Blackboard. 
  2. On the top bar, click the drop down arrow by your name and then Settings at the bottom of the contextual menu.

  3. Under Settings, click Edit Notification Settings.

  4. You may either Edit General Settings or edit individual course settings or edit Courses I am teaching/taking.

  5. Individual course editing will appear with this heading:

  6. Bulk editing will appear with this heading:

  7. You may select all courses or just select the courses in which you are currently enrolled depending on your personal preference. The notification changes on both options are the same and consist of the following steps:

  8. Notification Destinations, which will be your mobile device and email address where you would like your notifications to be sent.

  9. Settings, which is the notifications you wish to be turned on or off. There are three columns, one for your Blackboard 9.1 Home Page, one for your Mobile Device, and one for your Email.       

  10. Once you have finished checking all of the notifications you wish to receive for your Dashboard, Mobile Device, and Email, select Submit.

About the settings

There are three places to send notifications, the dashboard, e-mail, and through mobile. Notifications sent through Mobile will only work if Mobile has been set up. The Blackboard Mobile app is available for iPhone on wi-fi only.  

If an item is checked, a notification regarding that item will be sent to the specified place that you set. For example, if you check the box next to Assignment Due for Dashboard and E-mail, a notification will be sent to both those places about the due date of the assignment. 

Dashboard---The Dashboard is part of your Blackboard course and refers to the main page that instructors and students see when they click a Blackboard course. New notifications are displayed under the What's New Box on your Blackboard course. 

E-mail---If you have enabled e-mail notifications, e-mails will be sent to all involved in a Blackboard course (instructor's, students, teaching assistants, etc) regarding the specific items (such as assignments, announcements, tests, etc)that have been added on Blackboard. 

Mobile---Blackboard Mobile is only available for iPhone on wi-fi. It is not currently supported by Android.

Edit Notifications Through Dashboard

In addition to editing your notifications through My Places, you can edit your notification settings on the dashboard boxes in your Blackboard course.

  1. On a box in the Blackboard Dashboard for your course, click Edit Notification Settings

  2. From here, follow the same steps as above.


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